Product Review: Motion Activated Deer Sprinklers
Summary: If you have deer who love to munch on your roses, the Motion Activated Deer Sprinklers is the solution for you! Motion activated sprinklers help shoo them on to other rose buffets.
Category: Pest Deterrents
Gardening Experience Level: Mid-Level – but beginners can easily learn.
Product Name: Contech CRO101 Scarecrow Motion Activated Sprinkler
Review: If coming out to discover your favorite rose, or that just-blooming hydrangea munched and de-budded by your neighbor band of deer causes you to either burst into tears, or want to hunt those invaders down, then this is a great solution. While it’s not going to be completely deer proof, these motion activated sprinklers do a great job of discouraging deer from roaming leisurely through your yard.
The sprinklers are motion activated, and you determine/set up the range of the motion detector, as well as the range of the sprinkler stream. Once you’ve set them up, attach to the hose, then just turn them on and wait for the deer to cross the motion detectors path. A quick stream of water is shot out, and will startle most deer to move on. Works well to keep large dogs out of your flower beds as well.
Caveat to keep in mind…I used to set mine for both day and night, as I was gone during the day at work. If like me, you love to wander through your garden each evening upon arriving home, be sure and turn the sprinklers off before doing so…or risk a shot of water coming at you as you wander through with that glass of wine. It made me laugh, but drenched more than a few work outfits.
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